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My thoughts, assertions and observations on issues important to me as a Jew, a Zionist, a Revenant in Yesha and as an inquisitive human being.
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Social Media and Undermining

September 18, 2014, 10:54 pm

Read this and think of anti-Israel/Zionism propaganda: – Dr Mark Shephard, of Strathclyde University, has researched social media and the independence referendum. “We know from other elections – like the Irish presidential election in 2011 – that social media can have the power to agenda-set at core times ,” he said. Read More »

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Drink and Be Merry

This item claims that “Forty settlers, including the number of settlers from Kiryat Arba, stormed on Wednesday morning the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque…to drink liquor and wine in the streets of the Haram under the cover of the special police occupation…the settlers tried to perform some Talmudic rituals.” Such a merry media. Read More »

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Jodi Ruderon is a Riot

Jodi Ruderon seems to be in dount, since she wrote this in today’s NYTimes : The authorities counted 42 “riots” — participants call them protests — on a single night in July. Now, to be fair, she at least should have encapsulated ‘protests’ also in quotes. Read More »

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Here’s the flyer and itinerary outline for the recent UK Yachad student tour this summer: First of all, that “together” mantra (or is it meme?), does not mean “Jews all together now”. Read More »

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This is the poster that announced an anti-missionary in Yesha assembly last week: Notice the graphic: These people are nuts. In more ways than one. Especially as they have no proof of their claims but, as usual, suspicions, misrepresentations, supposed guilt-by-association. Read More »

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Echoes of “Palestine”

Beyond Sept. 18, if the vote goes in the Scottish Nationalists’ favor, is the great unknown. Besides the currency issue, will there be a border? Will there be passports? Will those, like me, who were born in Scotland, require such a document if they Read More »

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While searching for information about a murder in Haifa in January 1948, i came across this item from the Palestine Post of January 15 that year: – Where was the Villa Rosemary? I found this description about the area: There was one empty lot above us, which is probably now Rehov Graetz 12. Read More »

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I have commented on Amt Winehouse’s Star of David pendant previously. Now, it’s permanently in stone , in Camden: Let’s hope the anti-Semites appreciate her music and leave it alone. Read More »

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The ‘Demogs’ of the Demography

In Issue 482 of the Yesha Council’s official weekly bulletin, “Yesha Shelanu”, some numbers were released regarding the new school year. First of all, the total population of Judea and Samaria’s Jewish communities has passed 382,000 with 7,600 being added during the first half of 2014. Read More »

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP ) – Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits “mistakes” were made. Read More »

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This photo is of the future “Commander Ibn Elfatih Mohamed”: – Is this not corruption of the morals of a minor? Terrifying! Is that a Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad or ISIS uniform? ^ Read More »

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Dangerous Thinking

Is there a rational discussion of issues in our media? Women Who Wear Hijab Can Have a Better Body Image, Study Says What the hijab tells us about standards of beauty from different parts of the world and Think Tanks Should Take Money From Foreign Read More »

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Found : new “human shields” — this presence is a human shield to protect Al-Aqsa In Arabic: مشيرة الى أن هذا التواجد يشكل درعاً بشريا لحماية الأقصىى . I call them the Wicked Witches of the Waqf. They are not shields as no Jew goes into Al-Aqsa Mosque nor the Dome of the Rock nor the Golden Gate or into any of the schools or libraries therein. Read More »

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Shiloh Boundary Annexation

Shiloh? Annexation? Boundaries? Oh, A public hearing on what’s being billed as an “unusual annexation ” will be the first of five hearings scheduled when the Billings City Council meets Monday evening. The meeting begins at 6: 30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. Read More »

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A Parable for Our Times

Just reported: A man died from a shark attack Tuesday at Byron Bay in the state of New South Wales on Australia’s east coast, according to local authorities. More than six people have lost their lives to shark attacks in the country over the past two years. Read More »

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Seems the UK Daily Mail needs a geography tutorial: She was in Israel in 2009. A video clip . Haaretz from August 2009 . The evening’s setlist . Israel, by the way, is in the Middle East. Read More »

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Let’s remind ourselves: July 31 – John Kerry nails down Israel-Hamas ceasefire days after facing ridicule for failure Finally, less than an hour after all sides signed off on the precise and technical wording for a 72-hour truce, Kerry issued a statement and called a 3: 30 a.m. Read More »

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East, North, south – All Around the Town

News of his death sparked widespread clashes near his home and throughout the Israeli-annexed east of the city, late into Sunday night. From here at the UK’s Telegraph . east of the city ??? No rioting in Shuafat? Silwan? They are north and south , respectively. Read More »

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More US Consulate Discrimination

As I noted here some three and a half years ago, according the the standards of the Jerusalem Consulate of the United States of America, Jews are not really native to the geographic region the Consulate supervises. Read More »

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Just A few Words on Demography

From ADVA Center: The report’s authors, Dr. Shlomo Swirski and Etty Konor Attias, note that the number of settlement residents of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria has grown significantly over these 20 years, and is up 240% – from 100,000 Read More »

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There was to will be an assembly of the faithful yesterday on Wednesday in Ariel to raise consciousness about a supposed problem of missionary activity here in Judea and Samaria. Read More »

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Low-Intensity Conflict Report #93 September 8, 2014

Low-Intensity Conflict Report #93 September 8, 2014 These reports are translated and publicized by Yehudit Tayar for Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron with the clearance and confirmation of the IDF. Read More »

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From their latest official publication: Note that the Arabic name is simply a translation of בית המקדש, beit hamikdash , or House of the Temple. The Temple? So it did exist! As for “Sham”, as JE Dyer blogs : “Sham” is largely coterminous with what the West calls the Levant*, but it has meanings for Islam that are both historical and eschatological. Read More »

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Mahmoud Abbas is really helping out. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned Hamas it must change the way it operates in Gaza if it wants to continue in a unity government… Read More »

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Found on Facebook : وأن السكين هي أنجع علاج للصداع which translates the knife is the most effective treatment for headaches and really, it’s (was) there: Is it proper to say the West has lost its head in ignoring the Islamist threat over the years? ^ Read More »

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Found: “Military Barracks”

From a news report but a bit of a fictional spin: Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Husseini said that the situation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque is worrying as it has become “a military barracks”…to allow the settlers to perform their religious rites. Read More »

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I’m trying to find out her name. From Al-Quds, today . I wonder if she’s competing for Mother of the Year award. Read More »

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Reported Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar (C) poses for a photo with religious leaders near Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock mosque during his visit to the Al-Aqsa mosques compound, Islam’s third holiest site, in the old city of Jerusalem. credit and he even prayed inside the cave under the Dome of the Rock mosque. Read More »

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Going All the Way

Now we say: Our state’s borders are the 1967 borders – do you agree or not? The U.S. said “yes,” by the way. All that is left now is to delineate the 1967 borders. Later on, we will discuss the rest of the issues of the final stage. Delineation of the borders should take no more than half an hour, but I will give you a week or two, even a month. Read More »

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Public Diplomacy Tips from Joan Rivers

I think there are adaptable tips in here for good pro-Israel public diplomacy, from the too-quick-late Joan Rivers : My advice to women comedians is: First of all, don’t worry about the money . Love the process . You don’t know when it’s gonna happen. Louis C.K. started hitting in his 40s; he’d been doing it for 20 years. And don’t settle . Read More »

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Gay Rabbi on Two Truths

In an interview with Sharon Kleinbaum , the rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) , I spotted this: “I happen to be someone who can hold two truths at once,” she responds which, of course, sent me to Uri Tzvi Greenberg’s poem with these lines: And I say: There is one truth and not two . Read More »

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